Director of Expansion

Director of Expansion


Full time – Based in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C.
(Other U.S. locations will be considered)
Starting Salary Range: $70,000-$75,000
Who We Are:

When you work for Moishe House (pronounced moy-shuh), you become a part of something BIG: a global nonprofit that builds peer-led Jewish communities for young adults around the world! Founded in 2006, Moishe House funds, trains, and educates young adults to create pluralistic, inclusive, and welcoming Jewish communities. Let’s demystify some of the jargon! Our Moishe Houses and Pods are led by a group of volunteer community builders, called “residents”, who open their doors to twenty-somethings for social, educational, and Jewish ritual events throughout the year. Wait! There is more! Our Moishe House Without Walls (MHWOW) program and Peer-Led-Retreats (PLRs) are led by Hosts and Facilitators, continuing to build Jewish Community around the world. To date, there are more than 140 Moishe House communities in over 30 countries, and we’re still growing!

Moishe House is growing and needs a skilled Expansion Director to help scale Moishe House around the world. In this role, you will have responsibility for developing our relationships with strategic partners on the ground, and supporting the launch of new Houses and Pods in communities across the globe. The Expansion Director is responsible for running end-to-end execution, from coordinating expansion efforts among multiple Moishe House departments, leveraging strategic partners for recruitment, and vetting prospective residents, to residents signing their house leases. The ideal candidate has extensive experience in recruitment and/or business-to-business sales, demonstrated deal-making capability (partnerships), flawless English language ability with outstanding communication & presentation skills, and excellent business acumen, communication and interpersonal skills. The Expansion Director will inspire applicants to take on the opportunity of building a Jewish community for their peers.

All voices are needed at Moishe House. Every new member of the Moishe House team is an opportunity for us to introduce fresh perspectives, talent, and skills into our workforce and our communities. People who identify as BIPOC, People with Disabilities, People from the LGBTQ+ communities are all encouraged to apply for our open positions!

We seek employees from diverse backgrounds, faiths and life experiences to join our team located in the United States, South America, Europe, and the former Soviet Union. Our vision, in part, is for a fair and equitable workplace, where diversity is celebrated and can truly flourish. We recognize we have a ways to go and a lot to learn.

Who You Are and What You’ll Do:
  • You’re an ambitious networker that closes deals. You generate leads and recruit new residents by locating, developing, defining, and closing relationships. You’ll leverage existing personal contacts, build new networks, and develop local recruitment partnerships. You’ll interview individual candidates and groups, assess risks, steward groups through the application process, and close deals for new Moishe Houses. You’ll become a subject matter expert on Moishe House’s mission, processes and operations, and obtain comprehensive market knowledge for target cities. (50%)
  • You’re a clear and efficient communicator. You’ll keep the Moishe House team informed of new developments by managing and writing internal communications and tracking progress related to opening new houses. You’ll collaborate with Resident Support and Marketing teams to promote opportunities in target markets. You’ll support the Development team to fulfill grant requirements by opening successful Houses. You have strong written and analytical skills. You are adept at using social media for marketing and communications.
  • You’re organized and detail-oriented. You are an efficient project manager that sets clear expectations, fulfills them, and communicates progress consistently and with clarity. You support the expansion team’s day-to-day operation by managing, tracking, and communicating with leads, and tracking metrics and financial data to meet the organizational goals. You are proficient with or can quickly learn CRMs (e.g. Salesforce and
  • You’re able to be flexible with your work hours and enjoy frequent work travel. You love a fast-paced work environment and are ready to work with a variety of diverse North American communities. You can learn about different Jewish communities quickly. When safe to do so, post COVID-19 restrictions, you will travel to strategic cities to host gatherings, connect applicants, and meet with partners to generate applications. You’ll have the ability to travel a minimum of once per month, for several days each trip. You’re able to be flexible with your work hours, working shortened daytime office hours with nights, weekends, and holidays as assigned.
  • You have at least five years of full-time professional experience, including significant experience with recruiting, creating and executing strategic plans, customer service, engagement, closing sales, and high-level problem-solving. Moishe House seeks employees from diverse backgrounds and life experiences.
  • You have a four-year college degree or additional equivalent years of work experience.
  • You embrace the Moishe Mindset: Be the Difference, Connect & Listen, Invest Wisely, Embrace the Unknown, Own It!, Value People, and Work Well, Live Well, and Have Fun!
  • You have eligibility to work in the United States without employer sponsorship.
  • This position is preferably based in Chicago, Los Angeles, or Washington, D.C. Other  U.S. locations will be considered.
  • Our team is currently working in remote locations until the offices reopen. At that time, 8-weeks’ notice will be provided for you to be on location.
How Moishe House Takes Care of You:
  • Health, vision, dental, and mental health benefits ($0 employee contribution option available)
  • Flexible Spending Account options
  • 15 days paid time off (PTO) that increases with continued employment; additional benefits for former Hillel and BBYO employees
  • Office closures and floating holidays for Jewish and US holidays
  • Eligibility to make 401k contributions upon hire; company matching of up to 3% after one year of employment
  • Quarterly paid day of service (give back to your community so you can help your community builders get involved too)
  • Highly qualified, creative, and go-getter teammates and a dedicated supervisor
  • Company discounts on flights, hotels, sporting events, concerts amusement parks, gyms and more through Plum Benefits
  • Paid work travel with perks including travel allowance, fitness classes, and accommodations
  • Schedule options to accommodate your work and lifestyle
How Moishe House Pays You:
  • Starting salary range of $70,000 – $75,000, depending on location and assuming you meet the minimum requirements
  • Annual merit based salary increase
How Moishe House Invests in You:
  • $500 annual professional development fund
  • One-on-one Jewish learning with an educator of your choice
  • Local professional learning opportunities
  • Opportunities for advancement through Moishe House’s career path planning
  • Opportunities to attend Moishe House Learning Retreats and Conferences
Possible Steps in Our Hiring Process:

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Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
Send us your resume, and cover letter, and you’ll hear back from us! Video interview using an online web-based platform Skills assessment, and interview(s) with the hiring manager(s) We’ll check your references to hear about your past experience Get an offer letter, sign it, start your Moishe House journey!


How to Apply:

Please email the following items to with “Director of Expansion” with your first and last name and preferred location IN THE SUBJECT LINE:

  • Cover letter – Are you a networker, recruiter, and have created and executed strategic plans? Tell us your story and why Moishe House!
  • Resume – Month/Year format for each position

Moishe House is a dynamic organization that recognizes and supports individuals from a broad range of experiences and backgrounds.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), genetic information, or sexual orientation.